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Stars acquire Greg Pateryn from Canadiens for Jordie Benn

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) gets the puck into the net to score a goal against Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) and goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) gets the puck into the net to score a goal against Dallas Stars defenseman Jordie Benn (24) and goalie Kari Lehtonen (32) during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Dallas, Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)  (The Associated Press)

The Dallas Stars have acquired defenseman Greg Pateryn and a 2017 fourth-round pick from the Montreal Canadiens for defenseman Jordie Benn.

The teams announced the trade Monday.

The 26-year-old Pateryn missed time this season with an ankle injury and has appeared in just 24 games, putting up a goal and six assists. He was used sparingly by the Canadiens even after the recent coaching change from Michel Therrien to Claude Julien.

Dallas general manager Jim Nill calls Pateryn a solid defender with a physical presence who brings size and a right-handed shot.

The 29-year-old Benn has two goals and 13 assists in 58 games this season. He's the brother of Stars captain Jamie Benn and is signed for two more seasons at a salary-cap hit of $1.1 million.